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I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died; - Poem by Emily Dickinson

I heard a fly buzz when I died;
The stillness round my form
Was like the stillness in the air
Between the heaves of storm.

The eyes beside had wrung them dry,
And breaths were gathering sure
For that last onset, when the king
Be witnessed in his power.

I willed my keepsakes, signed away
What portion of me I
Could make assignable,--and then
There interposed a fly,

With blue, uncertain, stumbling buzz,
Between the light and me;
And then the windows failed, and then
I could not see to see.


Comments about I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died; by Emily Dickinson

  • Gold Star - 65,374 Points * Sunprincess * (9/25/2015 11:01:00 PM)

    ........a most interesting write ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Estell T (3/30/2009 5:16:00 PM)

    I beg to differ everybody is entitled to there own opinion however i think that the fly buzz was her conscience letting her know that her individualism is going to die in this poem


    her 'me' in most cases because she is about to get married to the king which is her (husband) and shes giving away her self because once she is married her last name is gone and will be dead because he was name comsumed her with marriage and his life (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jillian Scott (2/10/2006 10:02:00 PM)

    How can this poem be rated so low? Dickinson is a great writer with some transcendental-like views. The image of the fly shattering the moment- shattering the ideal way to die is incredibly disturbing. Or it occurred too me that flies are usually associated with something sinister (Lord of the Flies) and that the fly blocking her view of the light is an omen. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Fly

  1. 1. I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died; , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. The Fly , William Blake
  3. 3. The Fly , Ogden Nash
  4. 4. Looking Across The Fields And Watching T.. , Wallace Stevens
  5. 5. Long-Legged Fly , William Butler Yeats
  6. 6. Love Preparing To Fly , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  7. 7. A Fly Caught In A Cobweb , Richard Lovelace
  8. 8. The Fly-Away Horse , Eugene Field
  9. 9. A Fly , Scarlet .....
  10. 10. Fire-Fly City , Henry Van Dyke
  11. 11. The Spider And The Ghost Of The Fly , Vachel Lindsay
  12. 12. Fly Away, Fly Away Over The Sea , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  13. 13. Fly Not Yet , Thomas Moore
  14. 14. A Fly About A Glasse Of Burnt Claret. , Richard Lovelace
  15. 15. The Death Of The Fly , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  16. 16. I Can Fly! (Children) , C.J. Heck
  17. 17. The Dragon-Fly , Walter Savage Landor
  18. 18. I Wished To Fly , Tsira Gogeshvili
  19. 19. ! A Girdle Round The Earth - I Fly, Mast.. , Michael Shepherd
  20. 20. Sonnet Xx: Fly, Fly, My Friends , Sir Philip Sidney
  21. 21. A Fly In Amber , Pete Crowther
  22. 22. Some Things That Fly There Be , Emily Dickinson
  23. 23. Fly Like The Wind , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  24. 24. Let Me Fly , asma bahrainwala
  25. 25. Butter Fly Wings , Lonnie Hicks
  26. 26. ' Fly Me, Lord ' , Carmela Patterson
  27. 27. A Fly (Revisted) , Scarlet .....
  28. 28. ~as The Birds Fly~ , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  29. 29. `i Fly! ' , Gioom Galen
  30. 30. Fly, Fly Free , malini kadir
  31. 31. When Pigs Fly , Ted Sheridan
  32. 32. Fly (I Dream Of....) , Scarlet .....
  33. 33. (3) Let´s Fly , Luis Gil de la Puente
  34. 34. A Fly Haiku , Pete Crowther
  35. 35. Oh - I Can Fly! , Dorothy M. Center
  36. 36. Pieces Of Me Soon To Fly Free In The Wind , Scarlet .....
  37. 37. On The Fly-Leaf Of Pound's Cantos , Basil Bunting
  38. 38. ((10) Fly , Luis Gil de la Puente
  39. 39. (with Broken Wings) , Somehow Fly , Liz Munro
  40. 40. A Fire-Fly , nimal dunuhinga
  41. 41. The Death Of A Fly , Russell Edson
  42. 42. And Still, Eagles Fly High , Debora Short
  43. 43. Fly Away , Raluca Rodica Ratiu
  44. 44. Fly Away , Bryan LeBlanc
  45. 45. Away Then Fly Yon Bird Of Peace , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  46. 46. Learning To Fly(For Dearest Darling Angie) , Dónall Dempsey
  47. 47. A Fly In A Spider Web , Rajaram Ramachandran
  48. 48. A Fly In The Ointment , nimal dunuhinga
  49. 49. Fly Love Fly , Asif Andalib
  50. 50. But Not To Fly , Sadiqullah Khan
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